Department Head

Location
Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
Posted
Mar 19, 2014
Special Filters
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Job Title: Department Head

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities: No

Appointment Type: Administrative/Professional Faculty

Department: Crop and Soil Science 211100 AGD

Position Summary: The Crop and Soil Science Department invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Tenured Administrator Department Head position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.

This appointment includes indefinite tenure on a 9-month basis at 1.00 FTE at the rank of full professor within the Crop and Soil Science department, and is expected to maintain scholarly activity in relation to research, outreach, and education.

The Department Head provides leadership in all academic functions for the Department of Crop and Soil Science including teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, basic and applied research through the Agricultural Experiment Station, Extension Service, international activities, extended education and service programs. Represent the department in a range of settings involving other administrators in the University and College of Agricultural Sciences; representatives and organizations of Oregon's diverse field crop and soil science industries and organizations; and other universities, organizations, and professional societies. As guiding principles: 1) manage and obtain resources to allow faculty and staff to enhance their programs and continue professional development; 2) manage and obtain resources to provide excellence in student training and experiences; and 3) provide an environment to maximize faculty and staff participation in planning and development of department, college, and university programs.

The Department Head has direct supervisory responsibility for 22 on-campus, tenured/tenure-track professorial faculty, 5 fixed-term professorial faculty, and 7 professional faculty. Has academic home supervisory responsibility for 24 off-campus (AES and Extension), tenured/tenure-track professorial faculty and 8 other professionals. Has secondary supervisory responsibility for 17 seed service professionals.

Design, develop, maintain and/or carry out programs to ensure that all people have equal employment opportunities and equal program participation opportunities regardless of their race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, and disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

Position Duties: 80% Develop and secure staff and support for high quality Crop and Soil Science (CSS) teaching, research and Extension programs statewide. Where appropriate, work with station directors and extension regional administrators to implement, staff, and support key programs and maintain adequate resources to ensure success.

Provide leadership for all CSS faculty and staff. Recruit, orient, and retain diverse faculty and staff. Provide criterion based performance evaluations. Coordinate and conduct performance reviews with the heads of other academic homes for joint faculty in CSS and work with joint academic homes during the promotion and tenure process. Support and encourage professional development of faculty and staff. Nominate faculty and staff for department, college, university or national recognition. Ensure a cooperative and collegial work environment. Supervision duties includes assigning and approving work, hiring/firing (or effectively recommending), disciplining/rewarding, responding to grievances, and preparing/signing performance evaluations.

Participate as a member of the College of Agricultural Sciences administrative team. Contribute to long-range planning, college development efforts, foster inter-unit cooperation, and support college-wide programs.

Provide departmental representation to advisory groups, commodity commissions and other organizations to promote the department, college, AES, Extension Service, and university. Work with these groups to plan, establish priorities, and implement programs. Represent the College of Agricultural Sciences on commodity commissions and in other organizations as assigned by the Dean.

Foster multi-disciplinary programs which address complex research issues, engage and educate clientele, and prepare today's students to address tomorrow's problems.

Encourage, support, and create opportunities for faculty and staff development, study leaves, and sabbaticals.

Engage with off-campus faculty.

Provide fiscal management for all departmental budgets. Provide leadership for departmental developmental efforts for acquiring gifts and endowments.

Position Duties (continued): 10% Seed Services
Provide guidance and leadership for OSU Seed Service programs in cooperation with the Director of Seed Services. Represent Seed Service interests at college, university and state legislative levels as required.

10% Service
Participate in grower, commodity, other federal agency, and professional organizations; college advisory group/head meetings; conventions; and other activities as a representative of the department (college and university).

Represent the department, college, and university at various student and alumni activities.

Participate in college and university committees as appropriate.

Working Conditions/Work Schedule:

Minimum/Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or terminal degree in a field relevant to Crop and Soil Science; significant record of achievement that merits appointment as tenured faculty within the department.

A distinguished record in teaching, scholarship and service commensurate with the expectations of the rank of a professor with tenure.

Clear understanding and commitment to the mission of land grant institutions.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Leadership and success in securing internal and external programmatic support for instruction, research, service or outreach.

Proven experience and commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration.

Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, such as university administrators, academic unit leaders, faculty, government and non-government organizations, producers, growers, industry, volunteers, and the public.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.

This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Demonstrated successful leadership in the strategic planning and management of a large and complex organization or research program.

Demonstrated competence in and dedication to recruitment, retention and success of faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Experience in liaison roles with local communities.

Familiarity with relevant State and Federal research agencies and programs.

Proven success at obtaining extramural grants and non-governmental funding and experience in expanding alliances with the private sector.

Experience with development and fundraising.

Commitment to high quality and innovative teaching, research, outreach and extended education.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only): Scholarship and Creative Activity (10% of the assigned duties):
Develop new methods and integrate knowledge leading to practical applications for efficient long-range planning, implementation, and management of statewide programs. Communicate these tools to peer administrators at OSU and to professional organizations through workshops, seminars, and publications.

Posting Date: 01-16-2014

For Full Consideration Date:

Closing Date: 03-31-2014

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: commensurate with experience

Special Instructions to Applicants: When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

For additional information please contact: Larry Curtis, (541)737-1764, larry.curtis@oregonstate.edu

OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.

This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.

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Posting Number: 0011837

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